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    • Object type: cloth seal
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: OXON-E91B37
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete lead alloy two-piece cloth or bale seal dating to the post-medieval period. The seal retains one half of its whole, the surviving half having lettering on one side and the remains of the opposing seal tab on the other. The lettering is hard to decipher but appears to read ' [...]L / REDOR / MEr' over three lines.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-527E54
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A Post Medieval tlead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped FI, with the letters at right angles to each other. The reverse is blank. Circa 18th-19th century.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Record ID: DENO-422FAF
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete lead alloy seal, probably part of an alnage seal of post-medieval date (c. 1525 - 1724). The object is one disc from a two or four disc set. It is circular with the stub of a 11 mm wide connecting strip protruding 5 mm from the edge. One side is stamped with a crown over three stars. The crown and stars were a very common motif on alnage seals, particularly London seals (Egan 1992, p 2). Diameter of disc is 28.3, thickness 2.7 mm. Weight 15.1 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2D79A4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1750). Discs 1 and 2 of a two or four-part seal. Disc 1: plain or illegible, and from the reverse of which projects an integral rivet. Disc 2: plain or illegible. The rivet has been stamped with letters: 'Y O'. The object is greyish buff overall. There is no indication of a joining strip. Length: 25.7mm; width: 25.3mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 11.23g.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-04F07A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth seal dating from AD 1600-1620. This is one disk from a four-disc cloth seal. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:303). The obverse has the Arms of the town of Wesel, an ornate shield bearing three weasels courant, central inescutcheon, MEMENTO.MORI around. The reverse is blank and undecorated. Part of a second inner disk is present. Elton (2017:303) writes "The other inner disk may show two crowned B's (see MOL NN21187) possibly standing for Bombazine (a mix of silk-warp and worsted weft, twilled fabric)." Dimensions: diameter: 33.80mm; weight…
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-010B1D
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy Norwich Russel Company Seal dating from AD 1654. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the reverse of the disc in the form of a raised oval. The cloth seal is a Norwich Russel Company seal. The obverse has the Arms of Norwich, a castle with three towers and a lion passant below. The reverse has []NPP / WBB / 1654 in three lines. The letters on the reverse side shows the surname initial of the 12 wardens of Norwich for that particular year. Unfortunately 1654 …
Created on: Monday 5th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-B3BD3E
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval (1600-1800) two-part lead cloth seal, disc one retaining the squashed rivet and disc two with a central perforation: portcullis // worn/ illegible, break around line of rivet. The cloth seal measures 20.0mm in length, 13.0mm in width, 6.2mm in thickness and weighs 6.12g.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upper Clatford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-AE6254
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. This is a cloth worker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the obverse of the disc in the form of a flat oval. The seal has a privy mark consisting of initials F and W either side of the central stem of the privy mark. A similarly marked cloth seal is in Egan (1995:85 No. 241) and a similar cloth seal on the database is LON-193E2F. Dimensions: diameter: 19.98mm; weight: 6.85g Reference: Egan, G. 199…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: LON-AE4737
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century. The seal has a demi griffin rampant with a W in exergue, the legend A[]DWIND / []D[] around. Dimensions: diameter: 33.85mm; weight: 10.12g Reference: Egan, G. 1994. Lead cloth seals and related items in the British Museum. Occasional Paper 93. The British Museum Press; London. Elton S.F. 2017. Cloth Seals: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Identification of Lead Seals Attached To Cloth, Archaeopress Publishing Ltd. Egan G. 1987. Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, Department of Medieval Archaeology, Univers…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: SOM-9C7FB0
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead two disc cloth seal, from the Norwich Weavers' Company, dating to the second half of the seventeenth century. The seal consists of two discs a front one that is inscribed and a rear one that is plain. These would have been linked by a tab but which has been broken and is now folded down onto the rear disc. A projection on the back of front disc would have been pushed through the other and bent flat, holding them together but this structure has come apart leaving the flattened projection on the back of the front disc. The rear disc has a central hole for…
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke sub Hamdon CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-59D179
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy cloth or bag seal which has been opened out. There are three distinct stamped designs: An Irish harp, crowned, flanked by a pair of five-petaled flowers all set within in a diamond or lozenge comprising a plain line and outer cabled border. A monogram of TG flanked by a pair of quatrefoils within a circular cabled border surrounded by an indecipherable legend with a number of five petalled flowers as initial marks, possibly ***[...]P.P.Y. A circle containing the letters which may be S L(or E) A / P O H / ED.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-BC4C9F
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to exactly 1682. The seal was originally comprised of four discs connected at their upper edge by a folded tab, though now only two of these survive intact. One face is stamped with a crown over the cipher CR, around the edge of which is the inscription: *ENGLAND 1682. The opposing face is somewhat mis-stamped, though the original design would have consisted the letters 'JSHME' ligatured, the inscription '1682' and numerals 1 1/2 inscribed above and below it respectively. The latter refers to the duty paid on the bolt of cloth, the former…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-E97A35
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy cloth or bag seal, 23.1mm in length and 18.9mm wide. One side is stamped with a faint design comprising a crown over a portculis (with 3 x 3 grid) and chains, surrounded by an indecipherable legend. Circa 1600.
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: LON-CF3834
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy two part Norwich Weavers' Company Seal, Worsted Reformed, dating to the 17th century. Similar cloth seals on the database are NMS-0E8DB8 and NMS-2F0996. A similar seal is illustrated in Elton (2017:112) and Egan (1995:48 no.87 fig.22) Dimensions: diameter: 18.20mm; length: 36.73mm; weight: 4.97g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, British Museum Occasional Paper …
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A06B6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy cloth or bag seal. One side is stamped with a crest or design featuring two cockerals facing each other over a flower or a thistle with a pair of leaves radiating underneath to either side. There is lettering over this design which appears to read "p b g", however it is highly stylised. The reverse is stamped with a capital B.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-443571
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Early Post-Medieval date (AD 1575). One disc from this cloth seal survives and the reverse of the disk retains two flattened rivets. The front of the disk is stamped with the inscription: [?]DVYTSL/COLCHESTER//15BAY75, within a circular linear border, the lower portion of which is pelleted Diameter: 42.36mm, Thickness: 1.77mm, Weight: 22.0g. The metal is a dark brown in colour with a smooth patina. The object has been treated by the finder and was cream in colour when found. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme datab…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-8A5E0C
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval lead alloy two-part cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1700). Disc 1: Plain. Disc 2: Raised design of a merchant's privy mark with legend around. [ ]H[ ]L (rosette) [ ]; Long cross crosslet combined with C over M, a star each side. Length: 25.8mm; width: 19.7mm; thickness: 3.4mm. Weight: 7.97g.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B816B5
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a two or four disc, lead alloy cloth seal, probably dating from the Post-Medieval period, about AD 1500 - 1700. The remaining portion consists of the loop of the outer disc, with a large central hole, through which the connecting rivet passed when the seal was closed. The only traces of lettering visible are at the top of the reverse (as illustrated) and read "[...](E)R(G)[...]" It is 19mm in diameter and 1.9mm thick. It weighs 1.85gm.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: BUC-22F4FD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal from the Post Medieval period. Just under half of the seal is missing. A squirrel sitting upright holding a nut is stamped into one side perhaps resting on a branch, beneath this are the initials I.S. On the other side is an R and above it a crown containing two pellets. There are two horizontally placed pellets next to the R. A similar cloth seal can be found on the PAS database: NMS-692F70. The cloth seal weighs 5.53g, has a thickness of 2.97mm thick, is 28.20mm long and 18.78mm wide.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: LON-0DC952
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval lead alloy Cloth Seal dating from the 17th century possibly dating from AD 1660. This is a cloth worker's personal seal. The seal is formed of two discs with a connecting strip and integral rivet on one of the discs connecting the two. The rivet is visible on the obverse of the disc in the form of a flat oval. The seal has a privy mark consisting of initials ? and 'H' either side of the central stem of the privy mark. There is a number 60 above the 'H' possibly the second half of a date, all within a beaded circle. Dimensions: length: 26.07mm; width: 25.40mm weight: 10…
Created on: Monday 25th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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